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raisinaruckus
Kansas
I am who I am and it makes me happy!
Interests: My family, people, dreaming, kindness, love, peace, calmness.
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This is my 3rd year working for the school as a classroom para....an aid? a helper? A personal assistant to those who need a little help? When I first applied for the position, I wanted a reason to get out of bed every morning and a place to go. I needed a purpose and I found one in in kindergarden. what a fun place to spend the day....but for me...you can only sing the alphabet so many times before well....um, I guess you're head feels like it might pop off. I could only take 2 years of that routine. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
High kick!!
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2017 on a good habit at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
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I've come to the conclusion that June was tearing throught the blankets looking for a cookie! It's possible since I have, for some reason, formed a habit of eating in bed every night at 10 pm. Just when I am about to close my eyes to fall asleep, something comes over me and I throw all caution to the wind and end up running downstairs for cookies....or a piece of chocolate....or a bag of chips. It's basically whatever I can find....except the bananas or little cuties or anything remotely healthy. Luckily, my fun little habit hasn't turned into a love... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Sassypants and I were talking over the weekend how good a positive attitude feels. It just makes life better. I told her how life changing this blog was for me when I first began to write it. Wake up. Start each day with a positive thought. It wasn't very many days until I had a genuine skip in my step. I thrived on looking for the good things happening all around me. One good thought led to 2 then it was a just a daily norm. Looking for the good has become a habit for me and it's fun! Here's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I always feel soooo good after our laughs! You are a good friend! Thank you!!
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2017 on Happy New Year! at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
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Hi! You don't even know how many times I've had the urge to tell you all something! I have an extra hour this morning so here I am writing to you! Happy New Year! I think this is going to be a great year!! Don't you? I do not have any goals so I am one who will not be disappointed in myself. Remember the last time we talked I was in "I don't give a shit" mode? Well, I've found I can do that attitude well! I don't even do the laundry every day any more. I think right... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
It's Wednesday! Hump day! The middle of the week! I've gotten a lot accomplished as of late! This year I accepted a new job as a para in the district...only at the high school. I graduated from kindergarten so no more recesses. I started last week and have to admit that I LOVE IT! The kids are great and my coworkers are fun. I think it's going to be a good year! I can't really say that this new position has solved my longing for a new career BUT I love the school schedule and I was wanting the vacation... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
So a few months ago I decided my motto would be "I don't give a shit." and you know what? I stopped giving a shit. It wasn't a bad thing and it doesn't mean I quit caring. I just started kind of blocking out the expectations and doing the things I love to do without regard to whether or not they were appropriate. I'm my own worst critic and I think most people are! It's taken me quite some time to find the strength to follow my heart. It started with learning to love who I am and that took... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Some days I wonder "Can life get any better than it is right now??" My life is just so full. I'm blessed! There have been a few days lately where I feel so blessed it just doesn't seem fair....and I cry. Not sobbing blubbering tears but just a humble tear of thanksgiving. This morning I woke up in joyful celebration. I am heading to Springfield to spend some time with my dear friend, Amy! We may kayak tomorrow or we may not. It depends on the weather. I'm just giddy to bask in her presense for a few days. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
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Well....I have been in South Dakota with Sam for the past 4 days. He had a baseball tournament over the weekend so we drove up! I am happy to say that he has acquired the same level of spectacular driving deejaying as his brothers and sister. My kids all have such fine taste in music. It's refreshing and makes me so proud! Teenage boys don't talk much but we sure did enjoy some tunes together for 6 solid hours of driving! I know he enjoyed it as much as I did! Honestly, I think he enjoys hearing me sing. He... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
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I cannot quit smiling! I went to the post office and the gal said to me, "MAN! You look happy today!! You always do and that's what I like about you!" I responded, "I'm really happy!" Then I went to the car and sat and almost cried because gosh darnit....I am! I took Max to the airport yesterday so he could fly off to New York. It was a little difficult to do. I gave him a big hug and drove off without looking back. I held back a few tears that were trying to escape.....and then was overcome with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
You should read the whole book! It's fantastic!! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2016 on on being home at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
So the plan for getting me home was slightly complicated. I let Max use my car while I was gone because mine is nicer than his and I thought it would be a treat for him. As far as I know, he's responsible and I knew he would take care of it. I texted him and told him what time I would be getting into the airport and he said, "Oh. I was planning on going to a swim party tonight." I want my kids to suck the marrow out of life as Henry David Thoreau put it in Walden......it's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Well....thank you!! Sent from my iPhone
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I'll tell you what. If you are stuck in a rut and afraid to leave your comfort zone, you are missing out! My comfort zone expanded 750 miles and I'm positive I've never had so much fun in my entire life. That's saying a lot. I've had a lot of fun.....but not like that! All that worry I put myself through was for not! My kids didn't give two shits if I went. In fact when I returned to Kansas City, they didn't come get me so I had to stay another night with my new found sister. I LOVE... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
So, I made it through summer school! Today was the last day. We finished up with one of the teachers and her parents putting on a music concert for us. The gal played the ukulele and sang while her dad played the tenor banjo and her mom played the piano! It was a treat! They played New Orleans rag type music. The banjo reminded me of listening to my dad play when I was a child and I made a note to tell him that I would like to listen to him play when I get home before the summer... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I hope we don't get arrested!
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So truly I am a little bit terrified....just slightly...about the events that are going to take place in my life in the coming days. I am stepping out of my little box. I'm not sure how it even came about but I have agreed to take a little trip. You know, Facebook is a wonderful thing. I've connected with so many people I used to know. I've often thought if I ever end up homeless I could just travel around and stay with my virtual friends.....I think if I stayed with each person one night I could make it a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I am trying to figure out why, oh why is it that any day that I do not have to work, I wake up at 4 or 5 in the morning and can not get back to sleep but on work days I hit the snooze button on the alarm for 30 minutes to an hour. Does that make any sense at all? I guess yesterday I woke up at the first sound of the alarm but that's because I knew I had to make sure Max got up as well. We went to Kansas City to his college orientation... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
It's today.....my favorite day! I slept until 9;30 and awoke to the sounds of the trash truck outside my window! That's when I realized it's going to be a great day! Luckily, the yard does not need mowed! When I mow, I cut it SHORT! Evidently it's been so hot the grass has not grown much! Last night, I went to a concert with Reggie. It was JD McPherson at Liberty Hall in Lawrence. It was a great show. If you have never heard of them I suggest you take a listen! At one point I leaned over and told... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Funny! I've had several people contact me and ask "Hey! where's your blog??" Well....I'll tell you where it has been! I've had several posts just run through my mind. One day I actually sat down and typed out some thoughts and decided not to post them. It was a long intimate look inside my mind that I decided I shouldn't share. When I originally started this blog, I intentionally looked for positive things that would happen throughout my day and posted those. I will tell you finding the positives and focusing on them is the key to a optimistic happy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Man! I accomplished so much the past couple days that I can barely move today! Seriously. I went out to the garage to get the dogfood and had to drag it to the house and then sit down and drag it up the stairs on the deck. It weighed 33 pounds. It might as well have been a 400 pound bag. I did however get it up the steps and I fed the dogs and they are happy now. I learned yesterday that it takes me exactly one hour to mow the front yard. A few days ago, I mowed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I not only survived my night at home alone but I had a great time! I think the beer helped! Ha! So, when I drink beer I like to keep it in the refridgerator in the garage. The garage is 50 steps from the house. I figure if I keep it out there I have to make a conscious decision to drink another one. ...plus I have to be able to walk those steps to get one which in all is 100 steps. It's a good plan! Don't you think? Last night, I was drinking bottles of Boulevard Wheat. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
First of all, let me tell you this! I have been working! I accepted a job helping with summer school! On Monday, I was leary. When I crawled out of bed at 6 am, I thought to myself, "why in the hell did I sign up for this?" I really didn't want to go but I did. I decided to walk to work. I trudged along kicking myself but ended up having a fantastic day and deciding I made the best decision that I could have made for myself and this summer. I am working at the middle school with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
As this day comes to an end, I sit here and I'm thinking about how much I loved this day.....Thursday. Even this morning, when I first woke up, I thought, "I love Thursdays!" and I tried to take note throughout the day why that is. Maybe today it was because I slept all day yesterday and then all night. Maybe it was because of my new found love of not giving a shit any more. There was just something spectacular about today. I was happy when I woke up because I love gathering trash and each Thursday is a blessing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time